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sheltduk
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Importing and exporting pictures into/ out of CDS

Hi I'm new to the forum and maybe this has been asked before so appologies... 

 

I think the CDS and PowerApps is a fantastic idea however I was wondering if there is a way of importing/ exporting pictures into/ out of the Common Data Service. I have used MS Access for all my business needs. I use it for observations/ inspections where I take pictures and import them into the database and use these for detailed reports. I was wondering if you can do this with the CDS? It's getting the images out! 

 

Can you point me in the right direction?

 

Thanks Kevin

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v-yamao-msft
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Hi sheltduk,

 

Please check this thread for a reference, @Vijeta mentioned that in future we will be able to bulk import images through the data import functionality.
https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/PowerApps-Forum/image-or-photo-in-CDM-Common-Data-Model/td-p/774...

 

I also test this issue on my side. I create an entity which has an image field. I add images through PowerApps, the images are displayed well on the app.

 

However, when I try to export the data to Excel, the image field doesn’t appear on the Excel, though I have set it as Required.

 

So I am afraid that it has not been supported yet currently.

 

I haven’t seen similar request on PowerApps Ideas Forum, please consider to create a new one, and I will suggest other customers who have the same request to vote your idea at here:
https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/PowerApps-Ideas/idb-p/PowerAppsIdeas

 

Best regards,
Mabel Mao

Community Support Team _ Mabel Mao
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Thanks for the information. I will check out the links that you sent me and will post in the new ideas forum

 

Regards Kevin

Thanks @v-yamao-msft .

 

Do you know of any advances in this regard? We are hesitant of using any database that doesn't allow us to extract the information we add to it. 

 

Regards

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